Road Photos & Information: Queensland: Alphanumeric Routes
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Intersection directional sign at the corner of Bruce Highway (A1) and Wide Bay Highway (SR49) at Bells Bridge. October 2010. Image © Rob Tilley

Planning for an alphanumeric route marking system goes back to 1997, when all the States and Territories agreed to convert to alphanumeric style route marking, in order to have a nationally consistent route marking scheme. The first alphanumeric route for Queensland was M1. This was implemented in September 2000, with the upgrade of the Pacific Motorway between Eight Mile Plains and Tugun.

Here's a run down of alphanumeric routes in Brisbane metropolitan area:

Below are the various routes this site has photos of. The routes are sorted by their route number, not their classification.

Route Number: Description: Preview:

M1/A1 (NSW Border to Cairns):
Pacific Motorway, Gateway Motorway and Bruce Highway

M/A2 (Eight Mile Plains to NT Border):
Gateway Motorway, Logan Motorway, Ipswich Motorway, Warrego Highway, Landsborough Highway and Barkly Highway
ALT-A2 (Morven to Augathella):
Warrego Highway & Mitchell Highway

M/A3 (Eight Mile Plains to Bald Hills):
Pacific Motorway, Coronation Drive, Hale Street, Inner City Bypass, Gympie Road and Gympie Arterial Road
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A3 (Darling Downs to Rockhampton):
New England Highway, D'Aguilar Highway & Burnett Highway

M/A5 (Kelvin Grove to Darra):
Centenary Highway and Western Freeway
A6 (Townsville to Cloncurry):
Flinders Highway
A6 (Loganholme To Drewvale):
Logan Motorway

M/A7 (Gailes to Hendra):
Ipswich Motorway, Ipswich Road, Clem Jones Tunnel, Airport Link Tunnel & East-West Arterial Road
M15 (Dinmore to Blackstone):
Cunningham Highway
A39 (NSW Border to Toowoomba):
Cunningham Highway, Leichhardt Highway and Gore Highway
A55 (NSW Border to Roma):
Castlereagh Highway and Carnarvon Highway
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A71 (NSW Border to Charleville):
Mitchell Highway

1 Michael Greenslade
2 Trent Thomson

Last updated: 03-Mar-2017 0:06

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